How should we go about teaching our children to pray? I have thought a lot about this recently because my daughter, who is 3, has taken to praying for everything recently. We always pray before meals and at bedtime, and until fairly recently she would pretty much follow allow with her older brother, (10). Over Thanksgiving we were at my MIL's and her family tradition is to hold hands and bless the meal, after which we go around the table and tell everyone what we are thankful for and give our favorite Bible verse. Ever since Carinna has taken special care in closing her eyes bowing her head and telling God what she is thankful for. My favorite was when we were out shopping. She is finally potty trained, but is scared of the automatic flush toilets in public restrooms. Well she had to go to the bathroom. I didn't want her to touch anything so I held both of her hands. All of a sudden she says, "I almost forgot". She proceeded to make me close my eyes and then she thanked God for mommy and the toilet, and the fact that mommy wouldn't let her fall in! She concluded with a hearty "AMEN". She will do something similar periodically throughout the day. Anyway, how and when did you teach your children how to pray?